Today is my brother’s 29th birthday. Yes, this is his very first 29th birthday. I’m sure that there will be more in the coming years.Ā  šŸ˜‰

He’s my one and only blood-related sibling. Though he’s only a year and a half older than me, as a kid he always seemed so much older.

I grew up tagging along behind him and trying to not be a “pesky little sister.” I’m sure he often grew tired of me. We had many adventures growing up out in the country. I have fond memories of making mud pies and bug collecting. Luckily for him I was never a girly girl and I would ride motorcycles with him or go hunting with him. Of course as I got older, I would try to drag him shopping with me but he was never interested. Now that I’m older and married I realize that most men aren’t interested in shopping. Go figure.

Having an older brother is the main reason I wanted to have more than one child. I learned how to share, how to get along, and even how to fight. I often laugh when my kids start bickeringĀ  in the back seat of the car. I have many memories of Nate and I pestering each other in the backseat. Being the more “mature one” I would often scream “MOM, Nate is hitting me!!!!!”

Nate, I love you more than you know and I’m so glad I’m your little sister.

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

My bro:


Nate has a salt water tank and lately he’s taken up photography so he can get good images of his fish and his tank. I have to say that I’m completely impressed with his photos. I’m so proud of my brother the photographer!!!


  • Grandma B.

    that is so wonderful Jenica I love you too Nate

  • Marja

    I am so proud of the both of you, my wonderful and talented son and daughter! “Nathan” means, “Gift from God”; and “Jenica” means,”God is Gracious”. That pretty much says it all. I have been so blessed! Mom

  • Julie Toney

    Happy Birthday Nate!! I’m so glad to have met Natalie and you! Your awesome wife is a great friend and teaching partner! Love all the pictures Jenica. Nate didn’t do too bad either! šŸ™‚

  • Aunt Robin

    Very cool Nathan! Give your sister some competition!